Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins has created an Indian Premier League history. With a winning bid of ₹ 15.50 crore, the new Kolkata Knight Riders recruit became the highest salaried overseas player in the IPL history.
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore were engaged in an intense bilateral bidding war for Cummins. KKR chipped with the ₹ 15 crore bid. RCB made one last attempt at ₹ 15.25 crore but then surrendered after KKR had committed ₹ 15.5 crores.
Only Virat Kolhi (₹17 crores) and Yuvraj Singh (₹ 16 crores) have got a better annual salary than Cummins, who leaves behind Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni.
Earlier, the day started at a disappointing note for Chris Lynn, who had to go for the base price of ₹ 2 crores for the solitary bid by Mumbai Indians. A good catch for the Reliance Industries-owned franchisee for their title defence.
As it happened…
THIS IS ALL FROM THE IPL 2020 AUCTION HALL IN KOLKATA
Vinay Kumar the last minute inclusion goes unsold for ₹ 1 crore
Sri Lankan Isuru Udana gets ₹ 50 lakh winning bid from RCB
Tom Curran taken by RR for ₹ 1 crore
Shahbaz Ahmad goes to RCB for ₹ 20 lakh; Nikhil Naik to KKR for ₹20 lakh
Delhi Capitals take Lalit Yadav for ₹ 20 lakh
Tye went to RR for ₹1 crore
Dale Steyn comes in for the third time and goes to RCB at the base price of ₹2 crore
Englishman Mark Wood finds no buyer for ₹ 50 lakh even on a second opportunity
Here comes another Australian. Marcus Stoinis gains in the bargain between DC and RR. The winning bid of ₹ 4.80 crore is made by Delhi Capitals for the player who had ₹ 1 crore base price.
Colin Munro finds no interest for ₹ 1 crore
No buyer for Aussie all-rounder Ben Cutting even on the second time. No one ready to invest ₹ 75 lakh
R Sai Kishore gets a ₹ 20 lakh deal from hitherto calm CSK
Tushar Deshpande goes to Delhi Capitals for ₹ 20 lakh
Prabhsimran Singh is back for bidding. DC and KXIP are bidding. A pleasant surprise for the uncapped player, who gets a ₹ 55 lakh deal to stay with the KXIP. He was released by the Punjab franchisee at ₹4.8 crores.
KS Bharat has no takers for ₹ 20 lakh
Australian Daniel Sams invokes no bid for ₹ 20 lakh
Shahrukh Khan is unsold for the second time too. Base price ₹ 20 lakh
Pavan Deshpande finds ₹ 20 lakh deal from RCB.
Rohan Kadam misses the second opportunity to find a buyer for ₹ 20 lakh
No interest in Dale Steyn for ₹ 2 crore. Same goes for Andrew Tye for ₹ 1 crore.
Delhi Capitals offer ₹ 50 lakh for Mohit Sharma. The veteran seamer finds a team on a second chance.
Yet again no interest in Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kushal Perea for ₹ 50 lakh
Here comes back Kiwi Colin de Grandhomme. No interest again at ₹ 75 lakh.
All-rounder Sanjay Yadav is bagged by SRH for ₹ 20 lakh
Prince Balwant Rai Singh is another ₹ 20 lakh deal for Mumbai Indians
Digvijay Deshmukh is off to Mumbai Indians for ₹ 20 lakh
32-year-old Anirudha Joshi finds an IPL home with Rajasthan Royals for ₹ 20 lakh
Saurabh Dubey gets no interest at base price of ₹ 20 lakh
Vaibhav Arora is unsold for ₹ 20 lakh
English youngster George Garton has no buyer for ₹ 20 lakh
Caribbean Kesrick Williams has no bid at ₹ 50 lakh
Australian Nathan Ellis remains unsold for ₹ 20 lakh.
18-year-old Abdul Samad goes to SRH for ₹ 20 lakh
Sujit Nayar has no investor for his all-round abilities at ₹ 20 lakh
Tajinder Dhillon gets ₹ 20 lakh opening bid from KXIP. There are no challengers.
Indian all-rounder Yudhvir Charak goes unsold for ₹ 20 lakh
Englishman Liam Plunkett has no buyer for ₹ 1 crore
Australian James Pattison is unsold for ₹ 1 crore base price.
The grand old man of IPL Pravin Tambe gets a “respectable” deal from KKR to go at his base price of ₹ 20 lakh.
India’s Under-19 ICC World Cup vice captain Aryan Juyal goes unsold for ₹ 20 lakh and so does another Indian Kuldeep Sen
All-rounder Sumit Kumar has no interest for ₹ 20 lakh.
Caribbean Oshane Thomas gets opening bid of ₹ 50 lakh from Rajasthan Royals. And that’s it.
Rajasthan Royals make the opening bid for Australian Kane Richardson at ₹ 1.5 crore. RCB join with all seriousness to take the deal at ₹ 4 crore.
Kiwi Matt Henry finds no takers for ₹ 50 lakh.
Sean Abbott was up for grabs for ₹ 75 lakh. But there was no interest.
Sri Lankan Isuru Udana has no takers for ₹ 50 lakh
English all-rounder Chris Jordan gets good interests at his base price of ₹ 1 crore. RCB and KXIP both had interest and RCB gave away at ₹ 3 crore. The player goes to KXIP.
Here comes Caribbean Jason Holder for ₹ 75 lakh base price. But there is no interest.
Englishman Tom Curran has ₹ 1 crore base price. But remains unsold.
Fabian Allen gets sole bid for ₹ 50 lakh base price from SRH
Tom Banton from England is up for grabs at ₹ 1 crore. KKR made the solitary bid
Rahul Shukla is a faster bowler with ₹ 20 lakh base price. No one is interested
Mumbai Indians get seamer Mohsin Khan for basic ₹ 20 lakh
Australian uncapped wicketkeeper Joshua Philippe is bagged by RCB for the opening bid of ₹ 20 lakh
Another wicketkeeper Nikhil Naik fails to invoke any interest for ₹ 20 lakh
Shahbaz Ahamad gets no interest for ₹ 20 lakh.
23-year-old all-rounder Shams Mulani gets no interest for ₹ 20 lakh
Chris Green goes to KKR for ₹ 20 lakh
Pravin Dubey gets no interest for ₹ 20 lakh
Sandeep Bavanaka goes to SRH for ₹ 20 lakh base price
Ayush Badoni up for grabs for ₹20 lakh. Goes unsold
Accelerated Auction begins…
Kiwi Adam Milne is unsold for ₹ 50 lakh price tag.
Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood gets the only bid from Chennai Super Kings for his ₹ 2 crore base price.
Bangladesh pace spearhead Mustafizur Rahman too is not considered worth ₹ 1 crore by any of the franchisees.
Alzarri Joseph, the 23-year-old from the West Indies, not sold for ₹ 50 lakh
Briton Mark Wood another bowler to go unsold for ₹ 50 lakh
Bowler Barinder Sran finds no interest for ₹50 lakh.
Protea Anrich Nortje unsold for ₹ 50 lakh.
KXIP the lone ₹ 50 lakh bid for Kiwi all-rounder James Neesham.
Ben Cutting finds no interest for ₹ 75 lakh.
Andile Phelukwao unsold for ₹50 lakh
Kiwi Colin Munro unsold for ₹ 1 crore
Rishi Dhawan unsold for ₹ 50 lakh
Australian Mitchell Marsh is one of the seven players in the auction pool with the highest ₹2 crore base price. SRH win the bid for bare minimum.
Marcus Stoinis is unsold for ₹ 1 crore. He was released by RCB this year.
Carlos Brathwaite, the Caribbean all-rounder, is not considered good enough even for ₹50 lakh by any of the franchisees.
New Zealand veteran Martin Guptill, released by SRH, was up for grabs for ₹ 1 crore. But only if the experience and reputation would have mattered. The franchisees in the hall indicated enough that the Kiwi is past his prime.
South African Colin Ingram is unsold. No interest even for ₹ 50 lakh.
No buyers for veteran Manoj Tiwary for ₹ 50 lakh
Saurabh Tiwary gets first interest from Mumbai Indians for ₹ 50 lakh.
South African David Miller is up for grabs for ₹ 75 lakh. Rajasthan Royals succeed with the opening bid.
Another Caribbean Evin Lewis in for ₹ 1 crore base price. But no buyer.
Here comes in-form Shimron Hetmyer. Base price is ₹ 50 lakh. Auctioneer is made to wait for a few seconds before RR and KKR decided to bid for the Caribbean batter. Delhi Capitals chip in at ₹ 1.5 crore and take him for ₹ 7.75 crore. A gain of ₹ 3.55 crore for Hetmyer, who was released by RCB from a ₹ 4.2 crore deal.
Noor Ahmad is the 14-year-old wrist spinner from Afghanistan. Base price is ₹ 30 lakh. No one is keen to make an investment for the future.
R Sai Kishore gets no interest for ₹ 20 lakh
Uncapped Ravi Bishnoi gets interests from KXIP and MI and bid settles for ₹ 2 Cr in favour of Kings XI. ₹ 20 lakh was the base price.
Midhun Sudhesan invokes no interest for ₹ 20 lakh
M Siddharth is a 21-year-old spinner for r̥ 20 lakh base price. KKR seal the deal for the basic minimum
KC Cariappa has no buyer for ₹ 20 lakh
Riley Meredith from Australia has no interest for ₹ 40 lakh.
Ishan Porel finds Kings XI Punjab for his base price of ₹ 20 lakh. And there was no other interest.
Indian under-19 speedster Kartik Tyagi got opening bid from KXIP at ₹ 20 lakh. RR too were interested in this prodigy. The 19-year-old is a crorepati now with Rajasthan Royals’ winning bid of ₹ 1.3 crore
Tushar Deshpande has no buyer for ₹ 20 lakh
Kulwant Khejroliya has no interest for ₹ 20 lakh
Akash Singh is a 17-year-old fast bowler with ₹ 20 lakh base price. Rajasthan Royals get him young for the bare minimum
Vishnu Vinod. Again wicket keeper. Again ₹ 20 lakh base price and yet again no buyer
Ankush Bains is next to remain unsold for ₹ 20 lakh
19-year-old Prabhsmiran Singh too does not get a buyer at ₹ 20 lakh as there are few interests for wicket keepers
Up next is KS Bharat. No bid for this wicket keeper for ₹ 20 lakh
Kedar Devdhar, another wicketkeeper, has no interest at ₹ 20 lakh
Wicketkeeper Anuj Rawat has interests from RR and KKR from the base price of ₹ 20 lakh and finally goes to Rajasthan Royals for ₹ 80 lakh
Shahrukh Khan had base price of ₹ 20 lakh, but no bidder
Pawan Deshpande has no interest for ₹ 20 lakh.
Australian uncapped all-rounder Daniel Sams has no buyer for ₹ 20 lakh
Yashasvi Jaiswal is an uncapped all-rounder with base price of ₹ 20 lakh got first bid from MI. KKR took sometime for the next bid, KXIP chipped in to take the bid to ₹ 1.8 crores. And here come RR to challenge KKR and have to get the youngster for ₹ 2.4 crores.
Varun Chakravarthy gets first bid for KKR at ₹ 30 lakh. RCB too showed keen interest but opted out after KKR’s winning bid of ₹ 4 crores.
Deepak Hooda has a base price of ₹ 40 lakh. KXIP makes the first bid. Delhi Capitals chipped in but allowed the KXIP to take him for ₹ 50 lakh.
India’s Under-19 World Cup captain Priyam Garg is up for grabs from a base price of ₹ 20 lakh. It’s yet again between SRH and KXIP. Yet again Anil Kumle throws the towel after SRH’s ₹ 1.9 crore bid.
Virat Singh gets interesting bidding battle between SRH and KXIP with the former taking the Kohli namesake for ₹ 1.9 crores. Not a bad deal for the youngster.
Bidding starts for Rahul Tripathi at base price of ₹ 20 lakh. After multiple interests goes to KKR for ₹ 60 lakh
Rohan Kadam, Harpreet Bhatia unsold for base price of ₹ 20 lakh each
No interest in young Manjot Kalra for ₹ 20 lakh
This is another Zaheer Khan (pronunciation). A spinner. But names alone don’t matter. No interest in this Zahir Khan
Hayden Walsh Jr has no bid for ₹ 50 lakh
Australian leg-spinner has Adam Zampa has a base price of ₹ 1.5 crores. But there is no interest
Ish Sodhi gets no bid at base price ₹ 75 lakh
Piyush Chawla gets several interests at ₹ 1 crore. KXIP finally allow him to go to CSK for ₹ 6.75 crore
Sheldon Cottrell gets an opening bid of ₹ 5o lakh from RR. KXIP are also interested. Delhi Capitals join at ₹ 2.4 crores when RR move out. KXIP get the deal for ₹ 8.50 crores
Kiwi speedster Tim Southee has no interest for ₹ 1 crore
Nathan Coulter-Nile gets first bid from Mumbai Indians at ₹ 1 crore. CSK and MI both show keen interest. The IPL finalists for the past two seasons were engaged in an intense duel with some quick bidding settling in favour of MI for ₹ 8 crores.
Andrew Tye unsold at ₹ 1 crore
Jaydev Unadkat is drawn for a base price of ₹ 1 crore. Delhi Capitals make the opening bid. It’s slow but steady with RR and KXI also chipping in. Royals make a good bargain in releasing the bowler. He is back for ₹ 3 crores after being released at ₹ 8.4 crores.
Dale Steyn up for grabs for a minimum of ₹ 2 crores. But no one cares!!!
Former India and CSK seamer Mohit Sharma finds no buyer at base price of ₹50 lakh
In-form Caribbean Shai Hope has a base price of ₹ 50 lakh. Strangely no interest for the batsman who has scored more ODI runs than Kohli in 2019.
Kusal Perera invokes no interest at base price of ₹ 50 lakh
No buyer for Naman Ojha at ₹ 50 lakh
Bangladesh Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim unsold at base price of ₹ 75 lakh
Heinrich Klaasen finds no interest at ₹ 50 crore
Alex Carey at base price of ₹ 50 lakh. RCB and RR escalate bids to ₹ 2.3 crores. Delhi Capitals chip in at ₹ 2.40 crore and get the Australian wicket keeper
Stuart Binny finds no buyer at ₹ 50 lakh.
Rajasthan Royals make an initial ₹ 1.5 crore bid for Chris Morris. RR, RCB, KXIP, DC, MI engaged in bidding. Goes to RCB for ₹ 10 crores.
Englishman Sam Curran drawn at base price of ₹ 1 crore. Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings escalate the bid to ₹ 5.50 crores with the winning bid coming from the Chennai outfit.
Pat Cummins attracts intense bidding from base price of ₹ 2 crores. Delhi Capitals and RCB engage in intense battle to get the Australian pace spearhead. KKR jump in and take at ₹ 15.5 crores. Becomes the second highest paid player in IPL history after Virat Kohli.
Colin de Grandhomme at base price of ₹ 75 lakh goes unsold
Yusuf Pathan at base price of ₹ 1 crore finds no buyer
Delhi Capitals make the first bid for Chris Woakes at ₹ 1.50 crore and get him at base price
Glenn Maxwell drawn next with ₹ 2 crore base price. First interest from KXIP. Delhi Capitals in bidding war. Settles for ₹ 10.75 in favour of KXIP.
Aaron Finch up for grabs at ₹ 1 crore. RCB and KKR are bidding intensely. Goes to RCB for ₹ 4.4 crores.
Bidding starts for Jason Roy at ₹ 1.5 crores. Delhi Capitals gets at base price.
Cheteshwar Pujara remains unsold for ₹ 50 lakh
No taker for Hanuma Vihari at a base price of ₹ 50 lakh
Rajasthan Royals open bid for Robin Uthappa @ ₹ 1.5 crores. Brief bidding by Kings XI Punjab. But goes to RR for ₹ 3 crores.
Intense bidding for Eoin Morgan. Base price ₹ 1.5 crores. Goes to KKR for ₹ 5.25 crores.
IPL 2020 AUCTION LIVE: Chris Lynn first name out for auction. Goes to MI for ₹ 2 crores.
The Indian Premier League 2020 Auction pool has been extended to 338 players. Hours before the auction scheduled from 3:30 pm at Kolkata today (Thursday), six more players are added to the auction pool.
Four Indians – Vinay Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Sanjay Yadav, and Robin Bisht – along with two overseas players Jack Wildermuth and Mathew Wade have been added to the earlier list of 332.
The Indian Premier League franchisees will engage in one last exercise today (Thursday) to complete their respective squads for Season 13 – IPL 2020. The auction in Kolkata is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm.
Insidesport will bring all the updates LIVE ‘as it happens’ to its readers. Every time readers refresh this page on their computer or mobile screens there is going to be a fresh update from the auction hall.
Auction proceedings will be broadcast LIVE on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Bangla, Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD. The feed will also be streamed on Hotstar.
Eight franchisees will have a total purse of ₹ 207.65 crores to buy up to 73 players from a pool of 332.
Franchisees can buy up to a maximum of 29 overseas players.
Here are the brief synopses of the options available to the eight teams:
- Chennai Super Kings have ₹14.6 cr to spend for up to five players, including two overseas
- Delhi Capitals have ₹27.85 cr to spend for up to 11 players, including five overseas
- Kings XI Punjab have ₹42.7 cr to spend for up to nine players, including four overseas
- Kolkata Knight Riders have ₹35.65 cr to spend for up to 11 players, including four overseas
- Mumbai Indians have ₹13.5 cr to spend for up to seven players, including two overseas
- Rajasthan Royals have ₹28.90 cr to spend for up to 11 players, including four overseas
- Sunrisers Hyderabad have ₹17 cr to spend for up to seven players, including two overseas
- Seven players (all overseas) in the auction pool with highest base price of ₹ 2 crore
- Robin Uthappa has highest best price of ₹ 1.5 crores among Indian players
International auctioneer Hugh Edmeades has been hired for the auction for the second successive year.